Landscape & Grounds Maintenance Apprenticeship GROUNDCARE & LANDSCAPING SERVICES LTD

Groundcare provide between 2-4 apprenticeship places annually for the right applicants who are looking to not only achieve well within their apprenticeship scheme but are also looking for longer term careers with the company once qualified.

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Closing date: 22 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.00pm. Lunch break length: 30min.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Outline of day-to-day duties:

  • Training                                    
  • Machinery Use                           
  • Plant Knowledge                        
  • Weed Control                             
  • H&S                                           
  • Practical experience
  • Measuring              
  • Soft Landscaping
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Skills Development
  • Practical Experience

The training you will be getting

  • Horticulture or Landscape Construction Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • 2 Landscaping and 2 Horticulture positions
  • 24 months
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • (Core) Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Ofqual registered) 
  • (Horticulture Operative) Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides OR City and Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides
  • (Horticulture Operative) Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Using Hand Held Equipment OR City and Guilds Level 2 Award In The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment
  • (Landscaping construction) City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines or Lantra Abrasive Wheel Machines Course
  • Merrist Wood College
  • Dedicated Performance Coach

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3-4 (D-C)) Essential

Things to consider

A DBS check will be carried out if full time position is offered.

About the employer

Groundcare – a long established fencing, landscaping, design & plant and grounds maintenance company operating across London & the home counties. Long term supporters of the apprenticeship scheme.




Units B2

Jade Farm

Winkfield Land, Winfield


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Jenny Hyam

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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